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The Department of Telecommunications is the youngest Department in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at VŠB-TU Ostrava. It was founded on 1 May 1996 and today is one of three Departments in the Czech Republic providing university education in the field of telecommunications at a comparable level common in the countries of the European Union.

The main focus of the Department’s work is instructing students, where emphasis is placed on preparing graduates of the field with practical knowledge from the areas of telecommunications and related technology. The Department is sponsor of the field of Telecommunications and shares in teaching the field of Mobile Technology, which are part of the Bachelor’s and Master’s study program Information and Communication Technology. This study program is currently the only such program accredited both in the Czech and in the Slovak Republics. In the Doctoral study program, it sponsors instruction in the field of Telecommunications.

The Department is equipped with special laboratories with top-level technology in its equipment, shared by an entire array of leading companies in the Czech Republic. Among the most advanced laboratories of the Department are the Laboratory for Branch Centres, the Laboratory for Network Access, the Laboratory for Radio Networks and the Laboratory for Optical-electronic Communications Technology. Among the most significant partners of the Department are the company Siemens Enterprise Communication s.r.o, for which the Department also serves as a training centre, the company 2N Telekomunikace a.s. and T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s..

Another activity of the Department is oriented on the fields of science and research. Among the most significant projects of the Department are projects resolved in the context of GAČR (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic). This involves a project entitled Optical Micro-cells of Fibreless Access Network and the project Quasi-single-mode Optical Fibres for Telecommunications and Distributed Fibre-Optic Sensors.

Other areas of resolved projects are ESF (European Social Fund) projects. Currently, the Department is the coordinating worksite for a project entitled Approbation for expanding studies for teachers of elementary and secondary schools of the Moravia-Silesia region in environmental, information, communications, and machinery fields and the project Implementation of multi-media forms into teaching the study program Information and Communications Technology. The Department has also shared in solution to the ESF project entitled E-learning elements for support of instruction of professional and technical subjects.

In the area of FRVŠ (Fund for Development of Universities) projects, annually resolved at the Department are several projects focused on innovation and development of laboratories, innovative study subjects and creation of student work concentrated on innovation in educational activities.

Currently underway are stages in the establishment and arranging of seven CPIT (Centre for Advanced Innovative Technology) centres. The Department of Telecommunications, in cooperation with the Department of Computer Science, is coordinating the work and content of Centre A - Centre for Information and Communications Technology (CIKT). The main content of this centre, oriented on software engineering and application of new information and communication technology, is the transfer of output from projects and grants of GAČR, MPO (Ministry of Industry and Trade), MŽP (Ministry of the Environment) and others, resolved at departments into business practice.

In addition to basic research, Department staff also resolve tasks of applied development and research and research for practice, for the company Elektro Pavelek s.r.o., which introduces the achieved results into serial production and at the same time brings this on to the market under the title Czechphone. For this company, the Department acts as a research and development platform.

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